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Miami’s Norchad Omier to affix Duke switch Jeremy Roach plus high recruit at Baylor

May 6 (UPI) — Miami forward Norchad Omier is headed to Baylor, joining ex-Duke guard and fellow star transfer Jeremy Roach and prized recruit V.J. Edgecombe on the Bears men’s basketball roster for 2024-25, he announced on Instagram. “This was one of the most difficult decisions of my life,” Omier wrote Sunday night on the

Miami’s Norchad Omier to affix Duke switch Jeremy Roach plus high recruit at Baylor

Could 6 (UPI) — Miami ahead Norchad Omier is headed to Baylor, becoming a member of ex-Duke guard and fellow star switch Jeremy Roach and prized recruit V.J. Edgecombe on the Bears males’s basketball roster for 2024-25, he introduced on Instagram.

“This was one of the vital troublesome selections of my life,” Omier wrote Sunday night on the social media platform. “I need to give a particular due to my dad and mom, mentors, teammates and the complete employees on the College of Miami for serving to me get so far.”

Omier, 22, averaged a double-double in every of his first 4 collegiate seasons. He posted a career-high 17 factors, 10 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.2 assists per recreation by 31 appearances final season for the Hurricanes.

He averaged 13.1 factors, 10 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks per recreation over 37 appearances in 2022-23, when the Hurricanes reached their first Last 4 in class historical past.

The Nicaraguan began his collegiate profession at Arkansas State. He averaged 15.6 factors and 12.2 rebounds per recreation by his first two seasons with the Crimson Wolves. He introduced in 2022 that he was transferring to Miami.

Omier earned All-Convention honors yearly of his collegiate profession. He additionally was the 2021-22 Solar Belt Participant of the 12 months and Defensive Participant of the 12 months. He is among the high rebounders within the nation.

“My principal aim at all times has been to assist my workforce win on the highest degree, whereas persevering with to develop as an individual and a basketball participant,” Omier wrote on Instagram.

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“I’ve been lucky sufficient to assist lead a workforce to a Last 4 and I’m hungry to not solely get again there once more, however this time assist lead my workforce to a nationwide championship.”

Omier additionally mentioned he hopes to develop into the primary Nicaraguan to play within the NBA.

Roach introduced his switch to Baylor final month. He averaged 14 factors, 3.3 assists and a couple of.5 rebounds per recreation over 35 appearances final season en path to All-ACC honors. Roach averaged 11.3 factors, 3.1 assists and a couple of.4 rebounds by his first 4 seasons with the Blue Devils.

Edgecombe, a 6-foot-4 guard from Brookville, N.Y., introduced his dedication to Baylor in January. He signed with the Bears final month.

He’s the top guard and third overall participant within the 2024 ESPN 100 recruiting rankings. He’s the No. 5 player within the Top247 rankings and No. 4 in the Rivals150.

The Bears roster may also characteristic guard Robert Wright III and ahead Jason Asemota, who rank No. 23 and 48 within the ESPN 100 for 2024 recruits.

Guard Ja’Kobe Walter, the No. 8 recruit from 2023, led the Bears with 14.5 factors per recreation final season. He’s anticipated to be an early first-round decide within the 2024 NBA Draft.

Heart Yves Missi, who averaged 10.7 factors and 5.6 rebounds final season for the Bears, additionally is anticipated to be picked within the first spherical.

Coach Scott Drew led the Bears to a 24-11 report final season. The Bears then misplaced to Clemson within the second spherical of the 2024 NCAA Division I males’s basketball match.

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